German Flag

German Flag

The Flag of Germany - Description of the German Flag

As the above picture of the German Flag indicates the overall background is Red, black and gold

The description of the German Flag is as follows:

Three equal horizontal bands of black (top), red, and gold

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the German flag represent the following:

Yellow - a symbol of generosity

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

Black - Determination

They are derived from the similar colours of the Imperial coat of arms of the Holy Roman Empire

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the German flag is described as 3:5

The Meaning & History of the German Flag

German National flags were banned by the Allies in Germany after the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II

On May 9, 1949 the black-red-gold flag was adopted as the federal flag for the Federal Republic of West Germany flag

1990 - East Germany was reunited with the Federal Republic

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